Found December 06, 2012 on
Thoughts from the Dark Side:
The Raiders extended their losing streak to 6 straight and dropped their overall record to 3-10 with a 26-13 loss to the rival Denver Broncos.
The Raiders were large underdogs coming into the game but looked like they might be able to make it interesting as they went into half only down 6 points to the Manning-led Broncos.
They came out driving well in the second half, as well, with McFadden scampering for a 36 yard run on the first drive after getting the edge before the defense could stop him. However, the team wasn't able to capitalize and the game quickly got out of hand from there.
This game was never about the win, although that certainly would have been nice. No, today's game was all about trying to get young players some time and build some momentum into the next season.
To that end, there were some slight positives that came out of the lopsided game. There were a number of players that stood out in this game, many who were new additions to the team. These included CBs Phil Adams and Joselio Hanson, LBs Philip Wheeler and Miles Burris and wide receiver Rod Streater.
Terrelle Pryor, who was active for his second straight game, didn't see any time as Allen again chose to have Palmer play the entire game even when a win seemed very unlikely for the Silver and Black.
It's becoming crystal clear that Allen has no interest in playing Pryor and does not see him as the future of the franchise. Pryor has been inactive most weeks and when active he's not seen any playing time on the field.
It's not the first time a head coach has inherited a player that the previous regime liked, only to change course and go a different direction but it seems petty to give Pryor hope that he'll get some playing time only to have him watch as Carson Palmer gets some garbage time TD's in a one sided game.
BEST OF MAXIM
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants to help keep the Raiders in Oakland.
On Thursday night, Goodell spoke about the prospects of a new stadium for the Raiders. The NFL commissioner says the league is willing to contribute up to $200 million to help fund the project. Of course this is if Raider and local officials can reach a deal of their own.
With the San Francisco 49ers building...
Big Pete of the comments has a guest piece for your reading pleasure this morning. Thanks Pete for volunteering to do this! Let him know what you think in the comments!
Since earlier in the week seemed to be “Nit-Pick Day”, here is a list of the things I nit-pick the Broncos about.
#1. We seem to always play down to our opponent’s level.
What is it with the Broncos for the...
Running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson are returning to the field for the Oakland Raiders after missing the previous four games with sprained right ankles.
Both McFadden and Goodson are active for Thursday night's game against Denver for the first since getting hurt Nov. 4 against Tampa Bay. The Raiders also will dress three players who had concussions Sunday: safeties...
According to multiple sources, the Oakland Raiders do not fear that the latest ankle injury suffered by running back Darren McFadden is nearly as serious as the one that kept him out for over a month. Still, considering that we are talking about a player as fragile as McFadden, and also considering that the injury did occur to the same ankle that forced him to miss the last four...
Raiders running back Darren McFadden was a full participate in practice Wednesday and is listed as probable for Thursday night’s game against the Broncos, per Jerry McDonald.
McFadden officially listed as probable and participated fully in practice. He’s playing.
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) December 5, 2012
McFadden has been out since Week 9 and with backup Marcel Reece battling...
The Oakland Raiders have been all over the place this season and last night was no different. They lost to the Broncos 26-13 and it was sloppy. So sloppy that wide receiver Denarius Moore grabbed a pass from Carson Palmer, went to the ground, then ran the wrong direction. I would say I feel bad for this team, but that just wouldn't be true. Don't like anything about...
Week 13 has come and gone, and a couple more cadavers were dropped off at the mortuary.The Chiefs were merely a prelude to the slew of departed souls who would be making their way onto my concrete slabs.They've been inevitably tagged and bagged; now it's merely time to examine what caused these wretched souls to fulfill the destiny that their mortal coil demands.Subject:...
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A spirited effort by the Raider defense against Peyton Manning and the Broncos proved not to be enough as the Raiders fell again, bringing their record to 3-10. After a rough week for Dennis Allen dealing with the unexpected loss of his father Grady, the Raiders seemed to come into the Thursday night matchup...
A football fan appeared to deliberately jump from the upper deck at the Oakland Coliseum during an NFL game between the Raiders and Denver Broncos, police said Friday.
Police initially called the Thursday night fall an accident. But a preliminary investigation revealed the man either jumped or climbed over a wall on the third deck and fell to the concrete of the lower concourse...
I gotta be honest, Raider Nation. I’m running out of things to talk about, report, and analyze in the AFC West. It’s pretty simple, really. The Denver Broncos are good. The Chargers, Chiefs, and Raiders are not. The Broncos clinched the division title this past weekend and now set their sights on a 2 or 3 seed in the playoffs. The [...]